Cladding comes in all types of materials and for this project, we were able to showcase alsecco Airtec. Airtec natural stone ventilated rain-screen cladding system.
Bridge Master’s House is a new office building adjacent to
Tower Bridge, London. Given its close proximity to this historical
icon, it needed to blend into the surroundings and planners had
stipulated it must have a Portland Stone finish. The Airtec natural
stone system seemed ideal.
It was selected as a technical solution for providing a lightweight
alternative to traditional masonry, with the desired aesthetic to
match. In total, 200m2 of Airtec stone system was installed.
We were delighted the Airtec stone system was specified for such a prestigious landmark project. The system is up to 60% lighter than solid stone systems, yet any stone can be used. The Portland Stone used here is exactly as designed
On the extended part of the project, which included the old
Victorian Bridge Master’s House, we also clad the building with
the alsecco Airtec rain-screen cladding system, giving a
Portland Stone appearance to the façade as specified.
The Airtec stone ventilated rain-screen cladding panels
consist of an 8-10mm top layer of natural stone on a
lightweight concrete base no more than 19mm thick. This
helps to keep the panels from becoming too heavy. Even
large panels up to 7.7m2 can be used on the system without
any visible fixing elements. It is a stylish and practical